I’ve never served in,or near,combat so it could be argued that my position lacks credibility.However,I believe that the only military women who should be allowed anywhere near combat are physicians,surgeons and nurses.
If the United States and other major powers did not employ women in combat in World War I or II, why would they need women in combat now? Caring about women means not putting them in harm’s way unnecessarily.
But I don’t understand. Every movie or TV show I see lately shows women in combat kicking the a$$es of all the men. How could this not be reality?
Martis speaks gobbledygook and has to go.
NO, women do NOT belong in combat.
The ONLY people advocating otherwise are attempting to undermine the military to further a social agenda.
One thing to bear in mind — a lot of lusty men want to bunk with beautiful babes. Better yet — shower with them. Their opinions need to be taken with a grain of salt.
At the very least — physical standards should not be watered down for front line forces. Some forces could be light on front line activity and more specialized. They need not have such high standards.
But frankly there will be an increasing need for desk jockeys who view monitors. The need to analyze intel is becoming a bottomless pit in modern warfare.
In DC, a “gaffe” is when someone actually tells the truth.
They might want to consider Rush Limbaugh’s proposal for the creation of the “All American Amazon Army.”
The dirty little secret is that the military is pushing women and homosexuals into these roles because they can’t find enough straight men to do the job.
Women are being maimed in combat. There are even books and magazine articles glorifying it---photos of less-than-modestly-clad female Iraq/Afghanistan veterans showing off their prosthetic devices. They've been in the Humvees, in combat uniform, carrying combat weapons and gear, firing those weapons at the enemy---they've been serving in combat. I don't know how many have died in combat.
It's not wrong for a woman to take up arms when enemy troops are marching down her street in her own country. She looks out the window, yes, the kitchen window, okay. She sees the enemy, she grabs a rifle. But to recruit them for combat and send them abroad? No.
When Congress changes the actual laws that are BEING BROKEN NOW that prevent women from serving in combat, then women will also be subject directly to any potential draft. Women will be required to register for selective service, and report for combat when their numbers are called.
IT'S COMING. I OPPOSE IT.
That’s ignorant. I’ll mention Golda Meir and Margret Thatcher as counterpoint
Women should not be on the front lines in combat. No argument. Pilots, nurses, support personnel good to go
I think we should first address women on deployment. I hear too many stories of women becoming pregnant just before a scheduled deployment, on deployment and having to thus be taken off, being excused from deployment due to child-care issues, etc, etc.
For men, if you miss deployment due to deliberately making yourself unfit for duty, you have a problem. It should be the same with women: you miss deployment, you’re out, here’s your discharge papers, no benefits.
And have frequent surprise deployments to weed out the deadwood.
If you are in a depoyable MOS, you need to shoulder your share of combat duty.
Do not pull some crap head stunt and claim your malingering is actually freeing someone else to fight.
I have always had mixed concerns about Gen. Mattis. I do not like how he turned his back on his Marines in Haditha,Iraq.
The Red Chinese want US women in combat roles...and thinks that’s a grand idea.
The mighty men of Babylon have forborn to fight, they have remained in their holds: their might hath failed; they became as women...
Our current President has never served in the military. He’s doing a pretty good job and so would the right woman who never saw combat. The criteria for eligibility to be President is 35 years of age and a NBC. It’s says nothing about gender or military experience.
I humped a full load Ruck Sack in the Infantry in Nam. We had thirty something NCO’s that were breaking down from the effort, no way a woman with much less upper body strength would have been effective. Combat Infantry is not for sissies.
Imho, women don’t belong in combat arms.
Having said that, numbers matter. For example, attrition. Losses in MOS. There are other examples where a country (sovereign state etc), might not exist if women were not in combat arms.
So, keep women from direct combat if possible.